Tech for Good is back after a Summer break, and this time we'll be hosted by Health Foundry's Open Festival (http://static1.squarespace.com/static/57273574c2ea51b309fd6140/t/57909869be65943e37180233/1469093995050/Health+Foundry+Open+Festival+Invitation+to+Host.pdf) for an evening of inspiring stories from digital health pioneers.
In particular, we'll be exploring the theme of 'creative collisions': giving a platform to innovators who have explored the power of cross-sector partnerships to achieve success, be it with charities, corporates, tech agencies, government or even through collaborations with their own users.
Here are the speakers:
Michael Wright, Head of Health Investment, Guy's & St. Thomas' Charity Guy's & St. Thomas' is an independent charitable foundation. It supports new ideas to tackle major health and care challenges in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. It has recently opened the Health Foundry co-working space and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people by helping digital health start-ups connect with the NHS.
Dr Elin Haf Davies, Founder, Aparito
Aparito is a digital health social enterprise that utilises wearable technology and smartphone apps to change the way we monitor patient health and wellbeing. They have partnered with pharmaceutical companies and with the NHS to use digital tech to improve data capture for clinical trials.
Kristina Barrick, Digital Innovation Manager, Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the UK's leading provider of information, practical assistance and emotional support for anyone affected by breast cancer. Kristina has led the development of their new support app, BECCA, which helps women move forward after treatment. The app has been co-created with users and in partnership with social design agency, SuperBeing Labs.
Emilie Glazer, Design Researcher, Ctrl Group
Ctrl Group is a team of designers, researchers, software developers and healthcare experts who work internationally with healthcare companies and providers who want to use new technology to improve people’s health. They create products and services that are effective, engaging and safe.
David Miller, Managing Director, Open Health Care UK
Open Health Care provides user-focused open source digital health services for healthcare professionals and patients. David also runs NHS Hack Days - weekend events that bring together healthcare and technology professionals and other “geeks who love the NHS” to promote health, good practice and good science.
Mark Bartlett, Customer Success Lead, DrDoctor
DrDoctor helps patients talk to the NHS and manage their care online. By harnessing the power of the web, smartphones and SMS, patients can choose and reschedule their appointment times, feedback on services and learn more about what to expect from clinics.
Look forward to seeing you there!